Tatton (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Tatton in Cheshire.
Location of Cheshire within England.
|Electorate||65,200 (December 2010)|
|Member of parliament||Esther McVey (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|Created from||Runcorn, Cheadle, Northwich and Knutsford|
|European Parliament constituency||North West England|
Members of Parliament
Tatton includes Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and other outlying villages which have high property prices. The seat largely comprises prosperous villages and small towns set amidst Cheshire countryside, featuring country parks, hills, recreation grounds and golf courses, previously dominated by countryside however since the 1950s, with a largely built-up, suburban character, on the fringes of Greater Manchester. The largest centres of population are Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Knutsford. Its proximity to Manchester means Tatton forms part of the commuter belt to the city.
During the 2016 EU Referendum, the constituency voted to remain in the EU, despite both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester voting to leave overall. The margin was 55.56% Remain over 44.44% Leave.
The constituency is the north-western part of the Cheshire East unitary authority, including the towns of Knutsford and Wilmslow, and a number of villages such as Alderley Edge, Chelford, Handforth and Mobberley, in Cheshire. It also covers a small, north-east, part of the Cheshire West and Chester unitary authority, including some of the outskirts of Northwich.
2010–present: The Cheshire East wards of Alderley Edge, Chelford, Dean Row, Fulshaw, Handforth, High Legh, Hough, Knutsford Bexton, Knutsford Nether, Knutsford Norbury Booths, Knutsford Over, Lacey Green, Mere, Mobberley, Morley and Styal, and Plumley; and the Cheshire West and Chester wards of Barnton, Cogshall, Lostock and Wincham, Rudheath and South Witton, Seven Oaks and Marston, and Shakerley.
1997–2010: The Borough of Macclesfield wards of Alderley Edge, Dean Row, Fulshaw, Handforth, High Legh, Hough, Knutsford Nether, Knutsford Over, Knutsford South, Knutsford West, Lacey Green, Mere, Mobberley, Morley and Styal, Nether Alderley, and Plumley, and the District of Vale Royal wards of Barnton, Cogshall, Lostock Gralam, Marston and Wincham, Rudheath and Whatcroft, Seven Oaks, and Shakerley.
1983–1997: The Borough of Macclesfield wards of Dean Row, Fulshaw, Handforth, High Legh, Hough, Knutsford Nether, Knutsford Over, Knutsford South, Knutsford West, Lacey Green, Mere, Mobberley, Morley and Styal, and Plumley, and the District of Vale Royal wards of Barnton, Castle, Cogshall, Lostock Gralam, Marston and Wincham, Northwich, Rudheath and Whatcroft, Seven Oaks, Shakerley, Winnington, Witton North, and Witton South.
Tatton shot to fame during the 1997 general election campaign, becoming one of the highest-profile constituencies at that election. Following Hamilton's implication in the Cash for Questions scandal of the 1990s, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats withdrew their candidates in favour of the former BBC journalist Martin Bell, who stood as an Independent, while those two parties supported his "anti-corruption" campaign. Bell was ultimately victorious, with a majority of over 11,000 over Hamilton.
Bell did not contest the seat at the 2001 election, and the seat was won by Conservative George Osborne with a majority of 8,611 (20.8%). Osborne served the seat until standing down at the 2017 election, having been announced as the new editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper in March of that year. His successor was Esther McVey, who had been MP for nearby Wirral West from 2010 to 2015.
- Prominent members of the frontbenches
Osborne held the seat at the 2005 election with an increased majority, and became the Shadow Chancellor that year. He held the position of Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2010 to 2016, one of the highest frontbench government positions.
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrat||Gareth Wilson||4,431||9.0||0.5|
|Liberal Democrat||Gareth Wilson||3,850||8.5||14.1|
|Liberal Democrat||David Lomax||10,200||22.6||0.8|
|The True English (Poetry) Party||Michael Gibson||298||0.7||0.1|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrat||William Arnold||9,016||21.8||3.2|
|Liberal Democrat||Michael Ash||7,685||18.6||N/A|
|Independent Green||Peter Sharratt||734||1.8||N/A|
|Tatton Group||Vivianne Allinson||505||1.2||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Independent||Swing||5.4|
Elections in the 1990s
|Independent Conservative||Sam Hill||295||0.6||N/A|
|Independent Conservative||Simon Kinsey||184||0.4||N/A|
|Miss Moneypenny's Glamorous One Party||Burnel Penhaul||128||0.3||N/A|
|Albion Party||John Muir||126||0.3||N/A|
|Natural Law||Michael Kennedy||123||0.3||N/A|
|Lord Byron versus the Scallywag Tories||David Bishop||116||0.2||N/A|
|Independent Conservative||Ralph Nicholas||113||0.2||N/A|
|Juice Party||Julian Price||73||0.1||N/A|
|Independent gain from Conservative||Swing||38.9|
|Liberal Democrat||Catherine Hancox||9,597||16.7||6.9|
|Feudal Party||Michael Gibson||410||0.7||0.2|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Bridie Gaskin||13,034||23.6||3.6|
|Feudal Party||Michael Gibson||263||0.5||N/A|
|Social Democratic||David Levy||13,917||27.2||N/A|
|Conservative win (new seat)|
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures – Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
- "Historic England". list.english-heritage.org.uk.
- Unemployment claimants by constituency The Guardian
- EU Ref Update – Gareth Wilson of Tatton Lib Dems
- "George Osborne to quit as MP for Tatton at election". BBC News. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
- "Tatton parliamentary constituency". BBC News.
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Tatton". BBC News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Data for the 2005 election are from the BBC.
- Data for the 2001 election are from http://www.election.demon.co.uk/.
- Data for the 1997 and 1992 results are taken from The Guardian.
- Data for 1983 and 1987 elections taken from http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/area/uk.htm
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Edinburgh South West
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Runnymede and Weybridge